On Saturday the 23rd of July, North Coast Community College was the proud recipient of the Alstonville-Wollongbar Chamber of Commerce Business Community Award (Highly Commended). This award recognises the contribution of “organisations that implement (and) generate…long term positive impact for the Alstonville/Wollongbar Plateau Community”.

Held at the Alstonville Plateau Bowls and Sports Club, the 2016 Business and Community Awards saw a wide variety of different organisations from the Alstonville-Wollongbar area in attendance. These organisations competed for recognition in twelve different award categories. A panel of external and impartial judges awarded the winner of each of the twelve categories based on their perceived business merits as well as the perceived community contributions of each business/organisation.

North Coast Community College was awarded in Category Eleven; the Business Community Award (Highly Commended). This award recognises the contributions of businesses to the local community, as well as the positive impacts these contributions have had within the local community. North Coast Community College was acknowledged for its work assisting in the educational development of the Alstonville-Wollongbar region as well as for enhancing the career opportunities of the community. The college was also strongly commended for its work assisting disadvantaged individuals and groups in the Alstonville-Wollongbar area.

North Coast Community College would like to thank all businesses who attended the awards evening, the panel of judges, and the Alstonville-Wollongbar Chamber of Commerce. The college will continue to work with other Alstonville-Wollongbar businesses and the Alstonville-Wollongbar community to ensure the successful and stable growth and development of the Alstonville-Wollongbar area in coming years.